String Challenge and More

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If you’re a bible reader you likely have heared the verse, “To everything there is a time an season.”  Well this is my quilting season.  Hubby is gone so much of the time.  He leaves at 5am and is home about 9:30pm.  There’s not much time for me to see him.  So what do I do?  QUILT.

I was busy…I finished up my Pineapple Crazy quilt.  Find that post here if you missed it.

I am so happy to have the quilt finished.  It’s been WAITING and WAITING to be finished.

That leaves me with only one more quilt to finish from Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book..and that’s Tulip Fields.  Then they will all have been made.  Someone asked me to do a blog post about all the quilts.  I will once I’m finished.

I did quite a bit on Tulip Fields over the last week.  I have lots sewn.  I need some ironing time now.

I started in on a few string blocks even.  I think this will go together nicely.  I can’t wait to have it finished.

I’ve also been squeezing in time here and there to work on the Double Wedding Ring quilt.  I had told you I needed to go back and make more “blocks” before I could sew anymore rows together.  I have a stack of melons completed but was to lazy to go upstairs and take a picture of it.  Instead you are getting the picture of the melons I’ve yet to complete.

They have a good start though and I’m happy about that.

Our friend Carla stopped by this week.  She brought a quilt top that we had sent to her for quilting.  We’re hoping to submit it and have it published but we’ll see.  We never really know what they want and what they don’t.

Want to see a sneak peek of the quilt??  Here it is….Bahahaha!  It’s only the backing.

Sorry to get your hopes up.  Trimming needs to happen and thread clipping.  I can tell you this….Carla did a great job.  If you are looking for a long armer, Carla is your girl.  You can find her on Facebook HERE.  She did show a couple peeks of our quilt on her Facebook page.

I pulled out my Bricks in the Barnyard quilt top.  I believe that will be a wedding present for a November wedding so I want to get that on the frame.  A backing is needed for that so digging in my backing pile is next.  I’ve been on a roll completing a quilt every week.  I’m hoping I can keep up with that for a bit.  I know I’d feel caught up if I could!!

I have more quilty news I’ll share tomorrow.  Kelli came for a sewing day and we had lots of fun.

**Oh…don’t forget the auction!  Find that post HERE.**